ARMOR Skid plate replacement

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cambo139

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If I were to upgrade my bumper to an armored one would I need to change out my stock OEM skidplate?
 

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If I were to upgrade my bumper to an armored one would I need to change out my stock OEM skidplate?
No, most fabricators have allowed the use of the stock skid, and their aftermarket skids can also work with the stock skid as well.
 

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The TRD skid plate completely replaces the OEM plate.
 

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However when you put on a bumper you’ll realize how terrible the stock one is and want to replace it.
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However when you put on a bumper you’ll realize how terrible the stock one is and want to replace it.
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This. The factory skids are really just a splash guard. It won't do much of anything to stop damage to the oil pan or front diff if you come down on anything too hard, or if the object is just the right shape. They also don't do much to protect the crossmembers should you hit anything from the front at speed. They fold up like tin foil. I highly recommend aftermarket skid plates, even if you just stick with 1/4" aluminum.
 

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We sell both aluminum and steel skids and both have proved more than effective enough while remaining simple and easy to install! As you can see from the picture above, they protect just about everything that could ever need protecting. Technically the only "non-aftermarket" skid worth anything is the TRD PRO skid, the design is more complicated but it is still effective and we make a MID SKID that bolts right up to it!
 
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